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English definition of “capsize”

capsize

verb [I or T]     /kæpˈsaɪz/
to ( cause a boat or ship to) turn upside down by accident while on water : A huge wave capsized the yacht . When the boat capsized we were trapped underneath it.Staying afloat, capsizing and sinkingTurning upside down
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